• MVCC Micro-credentials

What are micro-credentials?

Micro-credentials are groups of three to five courses that can be taken as a standalone program or can eventually be stacked to earn a degree or certificate. They are designed to help students quickly develop relevant skills to prepare them for entry-level employment or per-diem work, and can help those currently employed gain additional training to advance their career.

MVCC’s micro-credentials can help to bridge the gap between college and a career, giving students a competitive edge before completing a degree program.

MVCC also has partnered with digital credentialing platform Credly, which empowers the College to officially recognize individuals for demonstrable competencies and skills.

Micro-credential Programs

School of Business and Hospitality

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Available programs:

For more information, contact:

Christine VanNamee
Dean, School of Business and Hospitality

315-792-5497
cvannamee@mvcc.edu


School of STEM - Transfer

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Available programs:

For more information, contact:

Jake Mihevc
Dean, School of STEM - Transfer

315-792-5653
jmihevc@mvcc.edu


School of Health Sciences

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Available program:

For more information, contact:

Melissa Copperwheat
Dean, School of Health Sciences

315-792-5499
mcopperwheat@mvcc.edu


Sterile Processing Techniques:

This micro-credential prepares students to pass the IAHCSMM certification exam required to work as a sterile processing technician in New York State. Courses include:

Fabrication Welding:

Fabrication Welding This micro-credential teaches the welding methods used in the fabrication of metal objects using mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Completion of this micro-credential prepares students for entry-level positions as welder fabricators. Courses include:

Ornamental Welding:

Ornamental Welding This micro-credential covers the welding methods used in the fabrication of ornamental metal objects and structures, providing hands-on experience with a variety of metals, including wrought iron, stainless steel, and aluminum. Completion of this micro-credential qualifies students for entry-level positions as ornamental welders. Courses include:

Structural Welding:

Structural Welding This micro-credential provides essential knowledge and skills in Arc Welding and prepares students for welding certification exams for the New York State Department of Transportation and the American Welding Society (both can be taken at MVCC). Completion of this program qualifies students for entry-level or apprentice positions in structural welding. Courses include:

Carpentry Fundamentals:

Carpentry Fundamentals This micro-credential provides students with the knowledge and hands-on experience to work on construction sites for residential structures. It covers framing, subflooring, flooring, walls, and roofs, and introduces a variety of materials and methods used to finish the interior and exterior of a residential structure. Safety procedures are emphasized. Courses include:

Masonary Fundamentals:

Masonary Fundamentals This micro-credential provides the knowledge and hands-on experience needed to prepare students for entry-level work on commercial and residential construction sites utilizing any combination of concrete, block (CMU), or brick construction methods. Safety procedures are emphasized. Courses include:

Kitchen Competencies:

Food Preparation This micro-credential will provide an early milestone for our Culinary Arts students as well as a credential for workforce development based on meetings with area employers looking for a specific skill set for their operation. Courses include:

Introduction to Baking:

student baking a cake This micro-credential will provide an early milestone for our pastry arts students as well as a credential for workforce development based on meetings with area employers looking for a specific skill set for their operations. This the first of two micro-credentials in baking. Courses include:

Advanced Baking:

student working on a pastry project This micro-credential will provide a mid-program milestone for our pastry arts students as well as a credential for workforce development based on meetings with area employers looking for a specific skill set for their operations. This is the second of two micro-credentials in baking. Courses include:

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems-Maintenance

student performing maintenance on a droneThis micro-credential will provide a mid-program milestone for RPAS students as well as a mechanism to upskill the incumbent workforce to perform maintenance and routine service of RPAS, ensuring the aircraft conforms to design and safe operating conditions. Courses include:

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems-Operations

student having a drone operation trainingThis micro-credential will provide a mid-program milestone for RPAS students as well as a mechanism to upskill the incumbent workforce to perform as RPAS pilots and mission planners for both multirotor and fixed wing RPAS. Courses include:

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems-Data Analysis

student working on geographic info systemThis micro-credential will provide a mid-program milestone for RPAS students as well as a mechanism to upskill the incumbent workforce to collect, validate, georeference, and analyze data rendered from RPAS missions. Courses include:

Information Technology Support Professional

student attending the IT support lectureThe IT Support Professional microcredential is designed to prepare students for an entry-level role in IT support. A job in IT can mean in-person or remote help desk work in a small business or at a global company. The microcredential will introduce IT troubleshooting and customer service, networking, operating systems, system administration and security. This microcredential, with integration into the Computer Information Systems program, is designed to prepare for employment in this continuously growing field as well as provide a foundation for further education. Courses included: